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| June 25, 2019

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Man charged for cutting woman’s face on Lewes Road

Man charged for cutting woman’s face on Lewes Road
Hannah Midgley

A man has appeared in court after slashing a woman’s face with a knife along Selsfield Drive.

Last Friday (25th of May). the 28-year old local victim was walking home with a friend, near the Lewes Road junction, when the attacker slashed her across the cheek with a knife. The extent of her injuries was bad enough to need specialist surgery.

After cutting the victims face, the attacker then ran away south down Lewes Road.

On the 27th of May, the man was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and with unlawful possession of a knife. he was remanded in custody for trial at Lewes Crown Court for an initial appearance on 17 June.

Detective Sergeant Chris Lane has said:

“At the time of the incident it is believed that a woman with a male child was a short distance away and we are appealing for them or any other witnesses to come forward.
“This incident is believed to arisen from a previous incident at The Level in the city centre at about 5 pm on the same day, which involved an altercation between two men.
“Again, we are keen for anyone who witnessed such an incident to come forward.”

Anyone who has information that will assist the investigation is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1533 of 24/05.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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